Alec Johnson on “Light Painting”
At the April 17 meeting Alec Johnson’s talk will feature a series of bold and unique images using the technique of light painting – lighting a subject with a flashlight one detail at a time with a flashlight – and then compositing those frames of light to build a finished image. Each image is its own case study, creating an engaging, lively and educational discussion.
Alec Johnson is a full-time tenured professor at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. He is also a freelance architecture photographer and award-winning fine art photographer. He was an exhibitor of the international juried show, “The Portrait” at Praxis Photo Arts Center December 2018. This past summer, 2018, he was accepted in the Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition and received the Jennifer and William Oliver award for “unique, innovative and unusual” work of art. Alec is also a Singh Ray Filters pro photographer.
Alec’s current photo projects include Outside the Arena, a series featuring the pre-competition ritual of rodeo riders. He is also working on a studio series titled Comfortable. This series is study of space, color and shape in the context of 60’s era comfort food, furniture and table settings. He is represented by the Sterling Art Gallery located in Silver City, New Mexico.
American Masters Documentary Next Week – Street Photography
Gary Winogrand is considered to be one of the greatest street photographers of all time. Decades before digital technology transformed how we make and see pictures, Garry Winogrand made over 1 million of them with his 35mm Leica camera, creating an encyclopedic portrait of America from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. The photographer Joel Meyerowitz, who often accompanied Winogrand in New York, so describes him during such days: “Garry set a tempo on the street so strong that it was impossible not to follow it. It was like jazz. You just had to get in the same groove.”
The program will air on TPT Channel 3 on Friday, Apr 19 at 8pm, and again overnight on TPT 2 on Saturday, April 20 at 2am. It will also air on Wisconsin Public Television at 8, 11, and be repeated over the weekend. Anyone curious about street photography will enjoy this film. Set your DVR! It will also air on Wisconsin Public Television at 8, 11, and be repeated over the weekend. Anyone curious about street photography will enjoy this film. And remember, Street Photography is the assignment for the August salon. Set your DVR!
Here is link for more information on the documentary. Thanks to Richard Hudson for sharing this information.